If there is one thing that I have learned during my time at the Missouri School of Journalism, it is that the media world is constantly evolving. As a convergence journalism major, I work across platforms to tell multidimensional stories that will grasp the attention of audiences who consume stories in less than traditional ways.


Below are a few examples of work I have done capture that this new and growing audience. 

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, people came to enjoy Columbia’s most renowned grouping of haunted houses at Fear Fest. Previous customers and new attendees prepare to be spooked in two, or all four, of the haunted houses. Customers go through two houses that are grouped together, either the Insane Asylum and the Mortuary, or Zombie Paintball and Terror in the Woods.

Columbia Art League offers weekly and bi-weekly art classes to homeschool students to foster the same creativity as students in traditional schooling. On Nov. 8, 2017, students from all over mid-Missouri get creative with their teacher Karen Shortt-Stout while making block prints. 


Social media teaser for Vox Magazine's "Photos of the Year" feature. 


November 14, 2018, students at Riley Equine Center ride horses on during their therapeutic riding class. Therapeutic riding offers students a relaxing environment while concurrently improving their mental and physical strength.

Social media teaser for Vox Magazine's feature "How Democracy Doesn't Work."

The Islamic Center of Columbia, Missouri opened its doors in 1983. It was the first Islamic Center in Missouri. Now, the Islamic Center offers classes to provide contextual background on the history and culture around Islam. Shakir Hamoodi, the Islamic Center outreach coordinator, explains the culture of Islam from his point of view. 

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Shan Christopher, a farmer in Calloway, County, discusses his emotions on Clean Line’s Grain Belt Express. The proposed plan would put 780 miles of transmission lines from Kansas to Indiana. However, many of the prospective transmission lines could be located on many Missouri farmers' private property. 

Gary Hodges reflects on the early lessons he learned as a farmer and those that he has passed down through the generations. 

Gary Hodges shares his land with six generations of family. As the head of the family, he reflects on how he values the land.